American Acupuncture History X

Although acupuncture had been illegal until the 1970s, by the end of the 20th century, it had been mostly taken in by mainstream America. However, in the process of becoming mainstream, acupuncture got “stripped of its radical roots and long history as a peasant medicine, and through a lens of white privilege was being focused into an upper middle class commodity.”1

1from “A Radical History of Acupuncture in America” published by POCA coop, 2015

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